Dr C. Johan Lissenberg

Dr C. Johan Lissenberg

Senior Lecturer

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Email:
lissenbergcj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4327
Fax:
+44 (0)29 2087 4326
Location:
2.22, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT

Interests

  • My research interests concern the time scales and evolution of mafic magmatic systems, particularly at mid-ocean ridges
  • Coordinator for Erasmus and Socrates Programmes

Academia

  • M.Sc. Earth Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2001)
  • Ph. D. Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa, Canada (2005)
  • NWO Postdoctoral Fellow, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (2005 – 2006)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (2006 – 2007)

Affiliations

  • AGU
  • EGU

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Johan is an igneous petrologist who focuses on understanding the time scales and evolution of mafic magmatic systems (particularly at mid-ocean ridges, but also on land). His group addresses this by integrated petrological and geochemical analysis of plutonic and volcanic rocks, developing new analytical techniques where required.

Current projects include:

  • The effect of reactive porous flow on the evolution of magma chambers and their eruptive products. This includes studies of natural samples, as well as experimental studies (CSC-funded postdoctoral project of Alexandra Yang Yang, collaboration with prof. Yan Liang, Brown University)
  • The dynamics of the axial melt lens at fast-spreading ridges (PhD project of Matthew Loocke)
    An analysis of the crystal cargo in mid-ocean ridge basalt (PhD project of Emma Bennett)
    The time scales of crystallization of gabbroic rocks (collaboration with Dr. Matthew Rioux, UCSB)
  • The use of element mapping to determine the full distribution of compositional variability in igneous and metamorphic rocks (PhD project of Matthew Loocke)
  • Determining the relative roles of slurry emplacement and in-situ differentiation in controlling the evolution of sill complexes (PhD project of Ben Hayes)
  • Developing isotopic tracers in cumulate rocks (MSc project of Max Jansen, with VU Amsterdam)
  • The subduction signature in Oman ophiolite plutonics (MSc project of Sietze de Graaff, with VU Amsterdam and the British Geological Survey)

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